As families grow in the Middle East, they often choose to build upwards, constructing new levels on their homes' existing roof. This is also the case for a 'growing family' of media ministry in Egypt that is being built on an already-strong ministry foundation.
While cleaning out old files on her computer system earlier this year, an employee at the Christian Reformed Church in North America offices in Grand Rapids, Mich., came across an interesting 2014 email. Checking into this email, a mystery was solved and landmark birthday is now being celebrated.
Team Dwell from Calvin College placed second at the 7th Annual Disaster Shelter Design Competition, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse International and hosted on John Brown University's Siloam Springs campus. Four civil engineering majors made the 13-hour trip in mid April to the campus to compete in a competition that simulated disaster needs after an earthquake hit and devastated parts of Nepal in 2015.
The Calvin College Board of Trustees has approved Calvin College’s becoming Calvin University. The shift will take place in 2020. Meanwhile, Dordt College, a CRC-affiliated school in Sioux Center, Iowa, also recently announced that it will become Dordt University in May 2019.
Ana has changed a lot from the shy, quiet girl who joined an IMPACT club in Romania several years ago. She had always seemed really smart, but hardly ever spoke.
Several Christian Reformed Church in North America employees took a few minutes on Wednesday morning to sing a few songs in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Lift Up Your Hearts Hymnal.
Gathered in a semi-circle around a piano in the atrium of the Grand Rapids, Mich. office and led by Joyce Borger, director of Worship Ministries, the event began with singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness!”
Emmanuel Katongole recalls the woman who showed a “prophetic posture” after 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed 24 years ago by the Hutu-led government and ethnic militias in Rwanda.
In the early 1990s, Resonate missionaries evacuated Liberia and ended formal ministry among the Muslim Vai people with feelings of disappointment and hopelessness. But they also knew that the hope of the gospel would continue to echo in the hearts of people you reached there.
Forty years ago, Harry Kuperus followed the recommendation of the CRC in Canada that an outreach center be established in Regina, Sask., to serve the needs of Indigenous peoples there. Named the Indian Metis Christian Fellowship and recently renamed the Indigenous Christian Fellowship. it has provided a safe place for native peoples to come in from the cold in winter and to beat the heat in summer. Free coffee, a chance to read the newspaper, play games, and share lunch on Wednesdays are among the services that the ministry offers.
In early April, David Bud, a junior at South Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., stood near the 38th Parallel, the line dividing South Korea and North Korea, with a group of more than a dozen people.